Pamela Anderson is in a New York state of mind.
The 54-year-old Baywatch bombshell packed three suitcases and left her ranch on Vancouver Island, Canada, last week for the Big Apple, where she will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” on April 12 .
She’s already playing the role of a real New Yorker – she jogs in Central Park every day, incognito.
“This is how I get my dose of dogs every day because my dogs couldn’t come to New York,” she told the Post.
And just as Anderson has embraced her adopted home for the next eight weeks, the city has welcomed her with open arms as well.
“I get that a lot when I’m walking around…like in the park…People are like, ‘We can’t believe it!'” she said. “It’s a feeling of being together… These incredible people who have reached the pinnacle of success are just waiting for someone to come in and be successful too.”
Fans will get a chance to get even closer to Anderson, who said she would “probably” be signing autographs at the Ambassador Theater stage door. “I think that’s all part of it.”
One place fans won’t find her is shopping on Fifth Avenue — that’s because, as far as clothing goes, she brought back vintage items from her fashion “archives.”
“I’ve just started looking around and Brandon [Lee, Anderson’s son] was like, ‘No mom, all your ’90s stuff is in style now. Just go shopping in your closet,” she said. “I’ll probably never shop in a store again.”
To wow audiences, Anderson — who also supplements her diverse resume by filming a documentary and writing a memoir she calls “my story, finally out of my mouth” — dances for up to four hours a day and spends two hours hence voice and acting work. “It’s theatre; there are no days off,” she said. “But I love every minute of it … I’m insanely scared, but I love that feeling.”
She said she’ll make the iconic role her own — “I’ve got a few little tricks up my sleeve that I’ll pull out” — by simply being herself. “I want to see what I’m made of… so I’ll push it as far as I can, at the risk [it] to be utter humiliation.”
Anderson’s mother, for example, knows her daughter won’t fail and told her, “You’ve been rehearsing for this your whole life.”